Faith and Friendship

“Friendship is an act of faith in both each other and the future. You don’t have to be prepared, you just have to be willing to do something.” This is what my astrology said at the end of the day. And I’m grateful for this inspiration. There’s quite a bit of uncertainty when you placeContinue reading “Faith and Friendship”

For Those of Us Who Were the Quiet Kids

I know you know but you keep quiet to keep the peace. I know you know because you’re an observer which has served you well. Respect your mind and the unique ways that it does its thing. If you stayed quiet, trust that you stayed quiet for a reason. If you spoke up, trust thatContinue reading “For Those of Us Who Were the Quiet Kids”

This Poem Reminded Me How Love Feels

I’ve stepped away from poetry. I don’t really have a good reason why, but most likely it’s because of the novel. But this crawled right into my heart and made a romantic out of me. I have to share it because there’s always room for romantic love poetry. THE TRUELOVEby David Whyte There is aContinue reading “This Poem Reminded Me How Love Feels”

Call to Action

Part six Ways you can show veterans and their families grace Community Endeavors Help veterans find their voice, advocate until then. In the workplace Connections -Friendships So let’s recap: Suicide among our service members is disproportionately high, employment among our military spouses is disproportionately low. We have community organizations committed to ensuring the success ofContinue reading “Call to Action”

Grace for Our Veterans and their Families

Part four Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to die by suicide than nonveteran adults.  American Psychology Association Here’s a link to VA stats if you’d like to look more into the numbers when it comes to Veteran suicide. But don’t lose hope, 2020 had the lowest number of Veteran suicides since 2006! According toContinue reading “Grace for Our Veterans and their Families”

Military Spouses

Part two Military spouses have the highest rate of unemployment among all groups. For the past decade, military spouses have experienced an unwavering unemployment rate of 22%, making it one of the highest unemployed demographics in the United States.  US Chamber of Commerce Foundation First things first, the workplace often becomes the only safe placeContinue reading “Military Spouses”